By Rachelle Katz, Ed.D., LMFT
Stay Sane, Empower Yourself and Thrive in Your New Family
Published by Harlequin
May 2010; $15.95US/$18.95CAN; 978-0-373-89225-9
If you're frustrated by having all the responsibilities of motherhood, with none of the recognition or reward, or worried that stepfamily issues are driving a wedge between you and your husband, then you're not alone -- and you can do something about it.
You found the love of your life, and you vowed to have, to hold and to stepmother. You always thought that in time you'd grow to be the perfect, loving family. So why does it seem that the harder you try, the more unappreciated you feel?
As a stepmother, therapist and founder of the popular Web site stepsforstepmothers.com, Dr. Rachelle Katz knows all too well how challenging stepmotherhood can be. Based on thousands of in-depth interviews and the latest research, she's created a powerful program to help you:
- Alleviate stress and take care of yourself
- Bond with your new family
- Set and enforce clear boundaries
- Get the respect you deserve
- Strengthen your relationship
- Read The Happy Stepmother's Top 10 Tips for more information on the book!
Rachelle Katz, Ed.D, LMFT, writes from a place of both personal experience -- she's been a stepmother for nineteen years -- and professional expertise. A psychotherapist with twenty-five years of experience in private practice, since 2004 she has empowered thousands of women through her Web site,www.stepsforstepmothers.
"If 'Happy Stepmother' sounds like an oxymoron, you need this book. Rich with insight, encouragement and hope, The Happy Stepmother is an important addition to the self-help and step-parenting literature."
--Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of Stepmonster
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